How will 'Les Miserables' compare to these classics?
Famed choreographer-turned-filmmaker Bob Fosse mixed high drama with high-stepping show tunes in this chilling drama set in Berlin during the rise of Nazism. Eschewing the more traditional musical elements found in the stage version, Fosse relegated the film's memorable songs to the scenes taking place on the cabaret stage itself, with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey handling the bulk of the vocal work. It picked up 8 Oscars, including Best Director, Best Actress (Minnelli), and Best Supporting Actor (Grey). The only thing stopping it from winning the big award was "The Godfather."
- Dave Lewis